I am a history geek. My favorite time period is the Civil War. In 1990, when Ken Burns documentary aired on PBS I was stunned. It captured the reality of the war. The good, bad and ugly of our nation's past.
There are some historians who maintain the Civil War had nothing to do with freeing the slaves. It was a matter of economics. To try to separate the two issues is impractical.
Ken Burns presents the subject matter factually and leaves it to the viewers to draw their own conclusion.
PBS is airing the program tonight. Good stuff.........